June 21, 2018

Husband: Mother and Crying 2 Year-Old in ‘Iconic’ Border Photo Were Never Separated

(UPDATE: In what has to be considered a surprise move, CBS News has followed up on the story. The related follow-up post is here.)

Pictures may sometimes be worth 1,000 words, but they often either don’t tell the whole story or tell a misleading one. Significant issues have emerged with what the press has read into the “iconic” photo taken of a crying two year-old at the U.S.-Mexico border by Getty Images photographer John Moore. The most important one, according to a UK Daily Mail interview with the girl’s father left behind in Honduras with the couple’s other three children, is that mother and daughter “were never separated by border control agents and remain together.”

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Juan Williams: Fonda’s Tirade Only ‘Poorly Worded’; Other Fox Hosts ‘Delight in It’

On Wednesday’s edition of The Five on Fox news, Juan Williams passed off Peter Fonda’s tweet wishing that 12-year-old Barron Trump would “be put in a cage with pedophiles” as “poorly worded.” He also claimed that his fellow hosts were “taking delight” in the appearance of Fonda’s series of threatening tweets, because talking about them “takes away from the conversation focusing on what President Trump did.”

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Thursday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (062118)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Armed civilian took down shooter in Washington state Walmart, police say

Filed under: 2nd Amendment,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Tumwater, Washington (video at link):

Updated: Jun 18, 2018 – 6:15 AM

An armed civilian took down a shooter after at least two people were shot Sunday night at a Washington state Walmart, police said.

Tumwater police said the civilian, described by officers as a good Samaritan, shot and killed the suspect at the scene.

The shooting happened just after 5:30 p.m. PDT at the Walmart Supercenter in Tumwater, about 65 miles south of Seattle.

“I heard two bangs. It sounded like gunshots to me,” witness Robert Berwick said. “I looked down the aisle and saw a person running.”

That’s when Berwick ran, too. There was chaos in the parking lot, and he said the shooting suspect tried to carjack another man. That’s when the suspect was shot.

“I thanked him for saving my life,” Berwick said of the attempted carjacking victim who shot the suspect. “He didn’t look like he had any regrets. I hope he doesn’t have any.”

Another witness to the shooting, Megan Chadwick, said her husband saw the civilian take down the shooter.

“He said he watched him (the shooter) take his last breath,” Chadwick said. “There were three civilians going after him (the shooter) to shoot him and two of them had their guns up – and then the third guy shot him through the window of the car.”

Chadwick said her husband was armed, as well. …

Go here for the rest of the story.